Lesson 57: Ghost in the Shell – An Empty Husk

Apr 5, 2017 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, welcome back Val Complex and Nerd Reactor’s Laura Sirikul back to the round table for week’s review of Ghost in the Shell (2017), the controversy-laden anime adaptation directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson in the role of an Asian woman who has been transformed into a cyborg and is working for a paramilitary arm of the government.

To what extent does the film exemplify the whitewashing of Asian roles in big-budget Hollywood films, and what kind of an effect did the casting decisions have on the film’s reception?

Lesson 203: Bad Boys for Life – Deadpan Dichotomy (Non-spoiler)

The Filmlosophers bring the heat and recite mantras as they drive head first into the latest Bad Boys installment, Bad Boys for Life. Taking on the trilogy franchise that spans the course of 24 years, the Dangerous Dudes give their differing opinions on whether it was...

Lesson 202: 1917 – The Long Take Wonder (Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers are joined in the trenches by Videogame BANG!’s very own Emma Skies to talk about the Oscar-nominated war epic, 1917. As the new year starts to strike up the band with this incredible piece of cinematic art, the Tremendous Trifecta discuss the unique...

Lesson 201: The Grudge (2020) – Scary Movie Sequel (Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers creepily crawl their way from the theaters and into the studio to discuss the first horror film of 2020, The Grudge. Taking a chance on the reboot- wait, side story sequel (sidequel) of the massively successful horror film of 2004, the Tenacious...